COSTS Contact lenses vary in price, depending on type of lens, length of wear, brand, and number of lenses per package. To get a feel for costs, ask your eye care professional for estimates on various brands or search the Web for the best prices. Definitely take into account the cost of the extras. If you choose to use daily disposable contacts, your costs will be lower, as they don’t require any cleaning supplies or containers. Disposables cost about $1 per day. These are an attractive option for eyeglass wearers who want to leave their glasses at home on date night.
ARE YOU A GOOD FIT? During your contact lens fitting and follow-up, your eye doctor will judge whether you’re able to wear overnight or extended wear contacts, and offer suggestions on how often to change them. You’ll also need a compatible eye solution for your lens type, which can often spell the difference between red and irritated, or safe eyes. Never make this decision on your own!